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Using data from the 1980-2010 Religious Congregations and Membership Studies, this list ranks U.S. states on the highest total number of adherents and the highest percent of the population in Black Protestant denominations. You can sort the list by clicking on the column headings.

Congregational "Adherents" include all full members, their children, and others who regularly attend services. "Percent" is the percentage of the total population that belongs to that denomination. Note: Adherents are sometimes residents of a county different than the location of their congregation.

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Complete List

Ranking State   [Download CSV]AdherentsPercent
2 Alabama
346,519
7.25
31 Alaska
1,976
0.28
34 Arizona
12,473
0.2
8 Arkansas
107,202
3.68
25 California
249,191
0.67
32 Colorado
13,019
0.26
26 Connecticut
22,969
0.64
16 Delaware
13,371
1.49
1 District Of Columbia
50,602
8.41
12 Florida
333,390
1.77
7 Georgia
381,421
3.94
38 Idaho
822
0.05
13 Illinois
220,435
1.72
18 Indiana
94,705
1.46
28 Iowa
17,902
0.59
18 Kansas
41,666
1.46
15 Kentucky
64,958
1.5
5 Louisiana
217,176
4.79
39 Maine
586
0.04
9 Maryland
157,854
2.73
35 Massachusetts
11,200
0.17
11 Michigan
214,114
2.17
30 Minnesota
16,396
0.31
3 Mississippi
182,556
6.15
14 Missouri
93,900
1.57
40 Montana
331
0.03
24 Nebraska
13,106
0.72
29 Nevada
9,751
0.36
42 New Hampshire
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17 New Jersey
129,935
1.48
33 New Mexico
4,321
0.21
21 New York
202,217
1.04
10 North Carolina
248,257
2.6
17 Ohio
170,388
1.48
20 Oklahoma
51,621
1.38
36 Oregon
4,471
0.12
22 Pennsylvania
114,337
0.9
37 Rhode Island
829
0.08
4 South Carolina
256,178
5.54
38 South Dakota
435
0.05
6 Tennessee
273,889
4.32
20 Texas
345,998
1.38
36 Utah
3,258
0.12
41 Vermont
36
0.01
19 Virginia
111,028
1.39
33 Washington
14,289
0.21
27 West Virginia
11,505
0.62
23 Wisconsin
44,203
0.78
38 Wyoming
281
0.05


* In an effort to better match the ASARB standards for adherents, a few religious bodies changed the way their adherents were reported in 2010, including Amish groups, Friends groups, Jewish groups, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Non-denominational Christian Churches, and the United Methodist Church. This change does not affect any of the data in the newly released 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. In fact, the data for these groups are now more comparable to that of other bodies than it was in previous decadal reports.

However, the change in methodology can distort assessments on growth or decline between 2000 and 2010 for each of these groups. County-level 2000 data using the new methodology are not readily available. ASARB staff has adjusted some 2000 county-level adherent statistics to allow for a more accurate picture on growth or decline. The revised maps and charts are now available on-line at www.usreligioncensus.org for those who are interested in these trends.

Source

2010 data were collected by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB) and include statistics for 236 religious groups, providing information on the number of their congregations and adherents within each state and county in the United States. Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E. Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H. Taylor supervised the collection. These data originally appeared in 2010 U.S. Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study, published by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). [More information on the data collection]




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